Local wetland visions and their value within the national Vision project

Across the country, partnerships have come together to create visions for their local wetlands for the benefit of people, wildlife and the historic environment. These local visions are incredibly important, turning the Wetland Vision into reality. The development of local visions is patchy across the country and at various stages of development. Each project uses different approaches to reach their objectives.

The Wetland Vision supports and promotes local visions, offering a network of information on some of the best ways in which to create and enhance wetlands through the initial development of an area based vision. We are actively updating our local visions data and hope to expand our understanding about them in the future.

Wetland Visions Map

In order to see the details of a selection of local wetland visions, hover over and click on the points on the map.

Local Visions are particularly inspirational and have aspects we'd like to advocate as best practice. There are many more not currently displayed. For more information on a wider list of local visions going on across England, click on the link below

For more information on case studies, local datasets and Frequently Asked Questions, see the Local Visions Guidance on our Downloads page.

The On Trent Initiative

Vision:"Rivers across the Trent catchment that are rich in wildlife habitats, landscape and historic features for the benefit of all, both now & in the future". OnTrent aims to develop a series of wetlands along the Trent and it's tributaries, provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for local people and support the local economy.The organisations involved in the OnTrent partnership co-ordinate work, share ideas and information and encourage practical projects in the Trent Catchment

LaFarge Aggregates, Hanson, Tarmac, Country Land and Business Association, Leicestershire County Council, National Farmers’ Union, Derbyshire County Council , Nottinghamshire County Council, North Lincolnshire Council, Environment Agency, English Heritage, Staffordshire County Council, British Waterways, Forestry Commission, Natural England, Groundwork, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts and Severn Trent Water, Isle of Axholme and North Notts WLMBoard

Project Manager, OnTrent, The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST18 OWT, Tel 01889 8800100, Email


Full list of sites...

Bassenthwaite Lake Restoration ProgrammeRestoring Eden ProjectSwale and Ure Washlands ProjectStrategic Partnership for the Ouse and its Tributaries (SPROUT)Cayton and Flixton Carrs Wetland ProjectSustainable Catchment Management Programme (SCaMP)Lower Aire Valley VisionPotteric Car VisionLincolnshire's Coastal Grazing Marsh: A vision for the futureCheshire ECOnetThe On Trent InitiativeWensum SSSI River ProjectLandscapes for LivingThe Great Fen Project50 Year Wildlife Vision for Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughWaveney/Little Ouse TEN projectNeedingworth Wetland ProjectWicken Fen VisionWetlands West (formerly Severn & Avon Vales Wetlands Partnership)Cotswold Water Park VisionParrett Catchment ProjectSouth West Nature MapSustainable Wetland Restoration in the New Forest’ LIFE 3 project